Gastric Sleeve FAQ

Get answers to common questions about gastric sleeve surgery. Please contact us if you have any more questions or want to book a consultation where you can speak to a surgeon about gastric sleeve.

Gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy is a type of bariatric surgery intended to treat obesity by inducing weight loss. Gastric sleeve is not only able to reduce the amount of food that the stomach can hold, but it can also lower the overall body fat by modifying the signals that work between your stomach and your brain.

After exhausting diet and exercise options, you may be ready to consider bariatric options; candidates need to have a BMI of 30+ and have a realistic expectation of the outcome of surgery. Next, a consultation with our surgeons will further determine your candidacy for sleeve gastrectomy.
OHIP often covers Gastric Bypass, but will only cover Sleeve Gastrectomy under specific circumstances. To qualify for OHIP coverage of sleeve gastrectomy, candidates need to have a BMI over 60 and/or pre-existing medical conditions that would make the bypass far too risky to perform (ie. ulcerative colitis, chronic steroid use, etc.). As a private clinic, 360 Sleeve does not take OHIP gastric sleeve referrals.
The entire procedure takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete, during which the patient is asleep.
We monitor our sleeve patients for about 24 hours post-op, meaning you will stay overnight at Clinic 360 under the care of one of our experienced nurses.

We recommend patients take 1-3 weeks off work, depending on the job. Book your free consultation to find out more.

Yes, as with any surgery you will be left with a few scars post-op. The incision sites are very minuscule though, and therefore leave behind scars that are nearly invisible.

Following surgery, patients must follow a strict post-op diet. In time, you will transition to a regular diet although portion sizes will have changed. Learn more about the post-op diet here.

With Gastric Sleeve, patients can lose 60-70% of their excess body weight and reduce or resolve many obesity-related diseases such as: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, and more.
Yes, it is safe to get pregnant following gastric sleeve once your weight stabilizes. It’s recommended that pregnancy be avoided during the first 12-18 months following surgery due to the significant weight loss and metabolic changes that will be occurring.
Discover how gastric sleeve surgery by our highly experienced Toronto surgeons has supported our patients on their weight-loss journey. Get in touch with us for more information on gastric sleeve or to book your free consultation.